Command Messenger Bag

Style # 174-4-1043

A sophisticated bag for organized travel, smart commutes, and more.

$119 $149

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S 16.9 43.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 13.6 34.5 5.1 13.0 2.6 1.2 1,098 18.0 0.0 0.0
M 17.1 43.5 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 14.4 36.5 5.1 13.0 2.7 1.2 1,343 22.0 0.0 0.0
L 18.5 47.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 15.4 39.0 5.9 15.0 2.7 1.2 1,587 26.0 0.0 0.0

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Timbuk2 products have a lifetime warranty; we stand behind the legendary quality and craftsmanship of all our products. But we also embrace the wild, twisty ways of life. If there is a defect in the materials or workmanship of your Timbuk2 product (gasp!), you can file a claim by completing Timbuk2's warranty repair claim. If your product meets Timbuk2's warranty policy, we will repair your bag. If your Timbuk2 product is damaged during a normal or abnormal adventure, you will not qualify for a warranty replacement, but you will have epic stories to tell your friends. See if you qualify for a Timbuk2 warranty repair and contact warranty@timbuk2.com.

Please note that we also have a handful of non-Timbuk2 manufactured products, such as Blue Bottle and New Balance shoes, included on the website. While we love these products and think they’re awesome, they’re not covered under our lifetime warranty.

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Command Messenger Bag
 
4.5

(based on 411 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (263)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (99)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (29)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (13)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (7)

91%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • High quality (360)
  • Attractive (339)
  • Durable  (313)
  • Comfortable  (304)
  • Good strap length (282)

Cons

  • Not enough compartments (68)
  • Heavy / bulky  (29)
  • Too small (28)
  • Uncomfortable  (8)
  • Poor quality (4)

Best Uses

  • Office (320)
  • Commuting (296)
  • Computer (289)
  • Airplane travel  (270)
  • School (131)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Career (275), Practical (241), Comfort-oriented (150), Modern (145), Stylish (126)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (326), Yes (63)

Reviewed by 411 customers

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3.0

Doesn't Stand Up On It's Own

By Business Traveler

From Chattanooga, TN

Pros

  • Attractive
  • Durable 
  • Good Strap Length
  • High Quality
  • Lightweight 

Cons

  • Not Free Standing

Best Uses

    Comments about Command Messenger Bag:

    It is unfortunate that the bag does not stand upright on its own. It's design forces it to slant forward so that it falls onto the front of the bag when you try to stand it up. Nice bag, poor design.

     
    5.0

    Great Bag!

    By John - Architect

    From Honolulu, HI

    About Me: Comfort-Oriented

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

    • Attractive
    • Comfortable 
    • Durable 
    • Good Strap Length
    • High Quality

    Cons

    • None

    Best Uses

    • Airplane travel 
    • Commuting
    • Day Trips
    • Office

    Comments about Command Messenger Bag:

    I have a wide range of items and document that I travel with and the bag has a place for everything i use for work. Computer, ipad, 1/2 set of drawings (folded) with specs, legal documents and my all important morning coffee travel mug.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No
     
    5.0

    Awesome Bag - Perfect for what I needed

    By Stephen

    From Ann Arbor, MI

    About Me: Career, Practical, Student

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

    • Attractive
    • Comfortable 
    • Durable 
    • Good Strap Length
    • High Quality
    • Roomy 

    Cons

    • Hooks Can Be Tricky

    Best Uses

    • Airplane travel 
    • Commuting
    • Computer
    • Day Trips
    • Extended trips 
    • Office
    • School

    Comments about Command Messenger Bag:

    I'm a law student, and this bag was perfect for what I needed -- a bag to store heavy textbooks, folders, and notebooks, as well as a place for my laptop. It's the perfect amount of space, and I love the setup with the secondary compartment for the laptop. The only annoyance was the hook system instead of the clips I was used to from my old Timbuk2 bag -- once you get the hang of them it's not bad, but it took me a little while to figure out how to quickly open and close the bag with the hooks.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No
     
    4.0

    Nice design, color is not as described

    By Cecil

    From San Jose, CA

    About Me: Career, Comfort-Oriented, Modern, Practical

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

    • Comfortable 
    • Good Strap Length
    • High Quality
    • Lightweight 
    • Roomy 

    Cons

    • Not enough compartments

    Best Uses

    • Airplane travel 
    • Commuting
    • Computer
    • Day Trips
    • Office

    Comments about Command Messenger Bag:

    Great for day and airplane travel. The strap's color, however, is to dark and not standout as in pictures

     
    5.0

    Best bag ever

    By Dilly

    From Lubbock

    About Me: Career, Comfort-Oriented, Modern, Practical

    Pros

    • Attractive
    • Comfortable 
    • Durable 
    • Good Strap Length
    • High Quality
    • Lightweight 
    • Roomy 

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Airplane travel 
      • Commuting
      • Computer
      • Cycling
      • Day Trips
      • Extended trips 
      • Office
      • School

      Comments about Command Messenger Bag:

      Easily the best bag I've ever used. It's incredibly comfortable and I couldn't be happier. Perfect for bike commuting.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No
       
      5.0

      I LOVE this bag!

      By Jen

      From Providence, RI

      About Me: Career, Comfort-Oriented, Practical

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

      • Attractive
      • Comfortable 
      • Durable 
      • Good Strap Length
      • High Quality

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Airplane travel 
        • Commuting
        • Computer
        • Office

        Comments about Command Messenger Bag:

        I use this bag every day. I commute to work by bus, and I really needed a bag that looked good at the office, was durable enough to withstand a daily commute, and was comfortable to use. There are SO MANY compartments. There are a lot of great, tucked away places so you can stash things conveniently and hide things away if that's a concern. When I first received the bag, I wasn't sure about the latching system, but now that I'm used to it, I find it's really secure and really easy to use. The bag is waterproof, which makes it great in case it starts raining out. The fabric has some reflectivity to it, which is nice if you're out in the dark (especially in the winter, when it's always dark). The bag *has* velcro to close the main flap, but they don't force you to use it. The velcro comes covered with a strip, which I really like because I do not enjoy having to rip open velcro every time I want to get into the main compartment. That's a really thoughtful design feature.

        This bag is so great that it's now my everyday bag. The strap is prefect to wear cross-body, which makes it much more comfortable and convenient for commuting. No more tugging straps up on my shoulders while I'm walking.

        I'm a huge fan. All my bags from now are will be from Timbuk2. I'm absolutely thrilled with this one.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No
         
        5.0

        Loving it

        By Brandon

        From Muncie, IN

        About Me: Comfort-Oriented, Practical

        Pros

        • Comfortable 
        • Good Strap Length
        • High Quality
        • Roomy 

        Cons

        • Heavy / bulky 

        Best Uses

        • Commuting
        • Computer
        • Day Trips
        • School

        Comments about Command Messenger Bag:

        Use this while commuting to school everyday. Carry my laptop, notebook, headphones, drink, portable charger, and leisure reading material. At times it can feel heavy but still have plenty of room left if needed.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        3.0

        Disappointed

        By MayorOfMosEisley

        From Albuquerque NM

        About Me: Comfort-Oriented, Practical

        Pros

        • Attractive
        • Durable 
        • Good Strap Length
        • High Quality

        Cons

        • Heavy / bulky 
        • Not enough compartments
        • Uncomfortable 

        Best Uses

        • Commuting
        • Office

        Comments about Command Messenger Bag:

        I own a Control laptop briefcase-style messenger (two handles, top-entry, TSA) that served me well for about 7 years. Decided it was time for a change, but in the interim T2 has made the inexplicable decision to move away from that design and now offers only flapover-style laptop bags at this price point. I tried the Hudson briefcase but it has virtually no room for anything besides your laptop and a few papers, and costs $300 to boot. So I hemmed and hawed for a while, not wanting to move away from the T2 brand since I have always been happy with the build quality over several different purchases. Finally took the plunge on this bag and after a few weeks of using it as my daily driver and on a few business trips I have to say I am very disappointed. I've tried both the S and M sizes and this bag feels huge, bulky, and inconvenient when carrying no matter whether it's full or not. It feels exactly like carrying a piece of thick plywood with a sack stitched to the front. Well-made, and I really like the color scheme (Midway), but functionally it's inferior to my old bag in almost every way. If you already like the messenger-style flapover design then perhaps this is for you. Please, T2, not everyone wants to choose between looking like a bicycle courier or having to pay twice as much for an over-styled briefcase-type bag that holds half as much.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No
         
        5.0

        LOVE THIS BAG!

        By KM

        From Denver, CO

        About Me: Career, Comfort-Oriented, Practical, Stylish

        Pros

        • Attractive
        • Comfortable 
        • Durable 
        • Good Strap Length
        • High Quality
        • Lightweight 
        • Roomy 

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Airplane travel 
          • Commuting
          • Computer
          • Day Trips
          • Office

          Comments about Command Messenger Bag:

          Love the quality, lightweight, and plenty of room for cords, misc. items. The padded separate sleeve is ideal..

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No
           
          5.0

          Best bag I have ever owned

          By Rush

          From Maine

          About Me: Career, Classic, Comfort-Oriented

          Verified Reviewer

          Pros

          • Attractive
          • Comfortable 
          • Durable 
          • Good Strap Length
          • High Quality
          • Lightweight 
          • Roomy 

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Airplane travel 
            • Commuting
            • Computer
            • Office

            Comments about Command Messenger Bag:

            They have thought of everything with this bag. It is so well designed. I took it on a business trip right after I got it and it was a perfect carry-on. I unzipped the middle zipper, flipped it open and didn't have to take my laptop out for TSA. There are pockets for everything. I put my tablet in the front zipper compartment without having to open the bag. That is so convenient. It is the perfect size (large) and it looks great on top of all of this. I will never buy another bag that is not Timbuk2.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

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            Organization

            External access zipper pocket on the side offers quick access to your powerbrick or cords

            Internal organizer for pens, phones, and other small stuff

            Napoleon side-entry pocket for access without undoing the flap

            Tricot-lined floating pocket protects sunglasses or smartphone

            Fit

            Coordinating Strap Pad included

            Removable crossbody strap for cross-body stabilization

            Timbuk2 cam enables easy fit adjustments with no excess webbing

            Clever Extras

            Integrated bag silencers to silence the bag when needing to make a stealth entry

            Luggage pass through for attaching to your wheelie companion

            Tensioned aluminium hooks for quick and secure closure

            Origin

            Imported

            What's this all about?

            Jet-setters, rejoice: every detail of the Command Messenger was designed for the needs of the savvy traveler. At the airport, strap down the hook and loop silencers for seamless access to your boarding pass and ID. Tricot-lined pockets make sure your electronics and polarized shades make it unscathed through the journey. Any destination will do: the Command's continental styling is equally suited to business and pleasure. From Antwerp to Australia, you're clear for takeoff.

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